In case you haven't noticed, President Donald Trump is kind of obsessed with putting his name on things.
Whether it's buildings, wines, steaks, ties, or stimulus checks, you can bet the President will put "TRUMP" on it in all caps and sell it for exponentially more than it's worth.
With thousands of Americans dead and millions more unemployed due to his administration's bungled response to the global pandemic that's upended daily life in the United States, Trump's campaign has reportedly ordered red Trump-branded face masks.
Yup, you read that right.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the masks will be given away to supporters or possibly awarded in return for donations.
Maybe the Trump campaign could start by giving them to the President and Vice President.
Earlier this month—after the scope of asymptomatic carriers of the virus became more widely known—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) amended their guidelines for slowing the spread to include the wearing of face masks or other cloth coverings when out in public.
When announcing the change, the President stressed that it was just a recommendation, then said that he didn't imagine he'd wear one.
Vice President Mike Pence was met with criticism after video circulated of him going maskless while visiting health workers and patients at the Mayo Clinic, which requires the use of facial coverings.
The rise of Trump-branded merchandise for a pandemic that his lack of response exacerbated was beyond parody.
Oh the irony of these #MAGA #COVIDiots wearing a mask emblazoned with the name of the man who has bungled the respo… https://t.co/HmuYIrmmZF— Democratic Coalition (@Democratic Coalition) 1588351232.0
Please tell the 2020 writers room that this is too "on the nose." https://t.co/VwqhyNI8zF— Zack Calhoon (@Zack Calhoon) 1588348654.0
“Hi, I’m sorry your beloved wife of 50 years is in critical condition in the hospital due to COVID, but here, have… https://t.co/FV0WWI0Me3— Ryan Powers (@Ryan Powers) 1588346205.0
To the surprise of no one. But even if they are wearing them ironically - slow the spread. https://t.co/8oXt92wziK— JamieBendall (@JamieBendall) 1588347695.0
there is no bottom https://t.co/NMMhroaJun— just elle (@just elle) 1588347428.0
Because, of course they did. Everything is ALWAYS about Trump. https://t.co/AJVNlDbFl0— KrisS 🔥 Your Vote, Your Voice 🔥 (@KrisS 🔥 Your Vote, Your Voice 🔥) 1588359360.0
By the way, what's happening with the sorely needed personal protective equipment the President left governors to find for themselves?
They want to make people pay for them or attend an event to get them. How about ordering free PPE for emergency wor… https://t.co/5spBz0pmQr— Adam Schupack (@Adam Schupack) 1588349718.0
Can FEMA seize them? https://t.co/Q6Dq3DlQKR— Beachwood Reporter (@Beachwood Reporter) 1588347428.0
What about tests??? https://t.co/M2CTDTOlRB— DawnisComing (@DawnisComing) 1588345785.0
For a deeper look into Trump's ineptitude, check out A Very Stable Genius, available here.